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Choose from 233 pictures in our Explosion collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


The John O'Gaunt 'settling down', 1844. Creator: Unknown Featured Print

The John O'Gaunt "settling down", 1844. Creator: Unknown

The John O'Gaunt "settling down", 1844. Explosion of a ship at Brighton by Captain Warner who ...put to the test his alleged power of destroying ships at sea, completely and instantaneously...an immense cloud, seemingly of smoke of an unusually white complexion, but really of spray, was seen to ascend from the vessel [the John of Gaunt]...she seemed to be enveloped in a cloud of smoke...the main and mizen masts were seen to fall over the vessel into the sea. A few seconds more, and a rumbling sort of noise, which it is difficult to describe, was heard to proceed from the ship, and ere yet the sound had died on the ear the vessel was a complete wreck. She went almost instantaneously to pieces, no trace of her being visible but the top of her foremast'. From "Illustrated London News", 1844, Vol V

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Explosion at the King's Bastion, Portsmouth, on Monday last, October 1844 Featured Print

Explosion at the King's Bastion, Portsmouth, on Monday last, October 1844

Explosion at the King's Bastion, Portsmouth, on Monday last, October 1844. A fatal accident...As the Artillerymen were re-loading one of the guns...the charge went off, and blew one of them to pieces and the other was so horribly mutilated that he died soon afterwards. The guns upon this bastion are 32-pounders...to fire a royal salute requires each gun to be loaded five times and one six. It is usual to use the worm to clear out the gun, every second charge, and it is supposed some fire had remained in the chamber....Miller was blown into fragments, and Walker had his thigh bioken, his arm blown off into the moat, and his body otherwise disfigured. The remnants of the victims were conveyed instantly to the hospital of the Royal Marine Barracks...An inquest was held on the bodies of the unfortunate men...and the jury returned a verdict of "Accidental death"'. From "Illustrated London News", 1844, Vol I

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Explosion of a brig, by Captain Warner, off Brighton, 1844. Creator: Unknown Featured Print

Explosion of a brig, by Captain Warner, off Brighton, 1844. Creator: Unknown

Explosion of a brig, by Captain Warner, off Brighton, 1844. Captain Warner put to the test his alleged power of destroying ships at sea, completely and instantaneously...immense numbers of persons proceeded from London to witness the experiment...the number must have been upwards of 30,000...an immense cloud, seemingly of smoke of an unusually white complexion, but really of spray, was seen to ascend from the vessel [the John of Gaunt]...she seemed to be enveloped in a cloud of smoke...the main and mizen masts were seen to fall over the vessel into the sea. A few seconds more, and a rumbling sort of noise, which it is difficult to describe, was heard to proceed from the ship, and ere yet the sound had died on the ear the vessel was a complete wreck. She went almost instantaneously to pieces, no trace of her being visible but the top of her foremast'. From "Pictorial Times", 1844

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